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65 gallon tank update It's a boy :) 5 months 2 days ago #70075

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Four months later

Everyone has grown since I brought them home and they're healthy.

I'm going to attempt to grow some algae because the Aceis are algae grazers. That will give them a much healthier food to eat.

I'm beginning to wonder if the light is too bright for them. They didn't have the deflector so that could be it or maybe not. Opinions are welcome.

65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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65 gallon tank update 5 months 1 day ago #70085

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blackcougar wrote:
Four months later

Everyone has grown since I brought them home and they're healthy.

I'm going to attempt to grow some algae because the Aceis are algae grazers. That will give them a much healthier food to eat.

I'm beginning to wonder if the light is too bright for them. They didn't have the deflector so that could be it or maybe not. Opinions are welcome.


Nice job cougar your setup is very pleasing to the eye. What are your plans for the extra algae, just more lighting?
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65 gallon tank update 5 months 1 day ago #70086

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tanks looking nice, :cool:
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65 gallon tank update 5 months 1 day ago #70088

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The two purple Aceis are algae grazers so they'll most likely eat the algae as it grows and if it becomes too much, maybe I can attempt a couple of lava snails.

I showed the footage to someone at the LFS and he's agreed about the one peacock being a male. He's got the solid stripe across the top of his dorsal fin and the tail is getting dark with dark blue. He's starting to show promise of coloring up. The anal fin has three egg spots that are starting to really show up more. He also suggested to place some paper underneath the light strip which made the light softer looking in the aquarium and I noticed the Aceis don't seem to mind it too much anymore.

I'm pleased with how the tank is coming along.

I think it's closer to five months since I brought the two Aceis and the two peacocks home. Everyone has doubled to quadrupled in size.

The smallest peacocks were barely an inch when I bought them and became very aware of the size difference between the biggest peacock to the smallest one. They went through a couple of huge growth spurts in the first two weeks.
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2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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65 gallon tank update 5 months 1 day ago #70091

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Looking good. If you need algae, I could send you some.... Lol.
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65 gallon tank update 4 months 4 weeks ago #70106

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Looking good. If you need algae, I could send you some.... Lol.

I think that would be a little difficult to sneak across the border. Thanks for the offer :)

I made an aquarium light fixture cabinet for around 15.00

5 dollars for the wood
6 dollars for the nails
3 dollars or the wood screws, the light fixture I bought the screws were way too long.

It's not perfect in any way but it's serving it's purpose.


I'll post up pictures once Photobucket bucket comes back up. For some reason it's the only site I can't get on....
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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65 gallon tank update 4 months 2 weeks ago #70216

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Update on the cycling of the small sponge filter

Monday

Ammonia .25
Nitrite .25
nitrate 2 ppm


Tuesday

ammonia .15>
Nitrite .20>
nitrate 3 ppm

Wednesday

Ammonia .05>
Nitrite .15>
Nitrate 4 ppm

Thursday

ammonia .03>
nitrite .15 >
nitrate 5 ppm

Friday

ammonia 0
nitrite .10> not 0 but too light to be .25 ppm so I figure somewhere in the middle.
nitrate 5 ppm

Looks like its getting close to finishing cycling. I have yet to do a water change and have been using Prime on a daily bases. It looks like this is in the final stages of cycling. I know the ammonia can easily go up to .50 ppm in four days. I haven't done a wc since Saturday. I take this is a good sign since the nitrites are no longer sky rocketing. I talked with someone at the lfs yesterday as to whether the sponge filter can handle the biolodad and told him how I cycled the sponge, he said the sponge is playing catch up in the tank and just to let it ride out first. To do a water change if the number gets too high. He said in another week it should be finished cycling and I should see no nitrite or ammonia in a week or two.
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1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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65 gallon tank update 3 months 3 weeks ago #70416

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65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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65 gallon tank update 3 months 6 days ago #70516

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Very cool. Tank still looks nice and clean. :thumbs:
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65 gallon tank update 3 months 4 days ago #70522

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Thanks, I do 75 percent water changes on a weekly bases.

I bought 40 pounds of crushed coral and plan to switch the substrate out at some point. I think they may be better off with something that will naturally buffer the water.
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 male cobue peacock
3 female cobue peacocks
1 male blood dragon
2 Synodontis lucipinnis

5.5 Gallon
Delta tail betta

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